Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-38616
Title: Effects of Feedback-Supported Online Training during the Coronavirus Lockdown on Posture in Children and Adolescents
Author(s): Ludwig, Oliver
Dindorf, Carlo
Schuh, Torsten
Haab, Thomas
Marchetti, Johannes
Fröhlich, Michael
Language: English
Title: Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology
Volume: 7
Issue: 4
Publisher/Platform: MDPI
Year of Publication: 2022
Free key words: posture training
shoulder protraction
upper crossed syndrome
posture weakness
physical inactivity
sedentary behavior
DDC notations: 796 Sports
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: (1) Background. The coronavirus pandemic had a serious impact on the everyday life of children and young people with sometimes drastic effects on daily physical activity time that could have led to posture imbalances. The aim of the study was to examine whether a six-week, feedbacksupported online training programme could improve posture parameters in young soccer players. (2) Methods. Data of 170 adolescent soccer players (age 15.6 ± 1.6 years) were analyzed. A total of 86 soccer players of a youth academy participated in an online training program that included eight exercises twice per week for 45 min (Zoom group). The participants’ exercise execution could be monitored and corrected via smartphone or laptop camera. Before and after the training intervention, participants’ posture was assessed using photographic analysis. The changes of relevant posture parameters (perpendicular positions of ear, shoulder and hips, pelvic tilt, trunk tilt and sacral angle) were statistically tested by robust mixed ANOVA using trimmed means. Postural parameters were also assessed post hoc at 8-week intervals in a control group of 84 participants of the same age. (3) Results. We found a statistically significant interaction (p < 0.05) between time and group for trunk tilt, head and shoulder protrusion and for hip anteversion in the Zoom group. No changes were found for these parameters in the control group. For pelvic tilt no significant changes were found. (4) Conclusions. Feedback-based online training with two 45 min sessions per week can improve postural parameters in adolescent soccer players over a period of six weeks.
DOI of the first publication: 10.3390/jfmk7040088
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291--ds-386162
ISSN: 2411-5142
Date of registration: 23-Dec-2022
Faculty: HW - Fakultät für Empirische Humanwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Department: HW - Sportwissenschaft
Professorship: HW - Keiner Professur zugeordnet
Collections:SciDok - Der Wissenschaftsserver der Universität des Saarlandes

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